An attitude of gratitude: Thanksgiving celebration ideas

Loving God, Creator of all that has been, all that is, and all that is to come; You made us human and gave us hearts to love you and follow… Read more

Please give on UMC #GivingTuesday

On Dec. 2, you can extend the spirit of Thanksgiving during the Advent season by participating in UMC #GivingTuesday. Every gift made online through The Advance at on Dec…. Read more

New resources for Advent abound

The season of Advent this year is from Nov. 30 to Dec. 24, beginning four Sundays before Christmas and ending on Christmas Eve.  The word Advent comes from the Latin… Read more

A special appeal for aid from Pocono Plateau

Praise God for the peaceful resolution to the manhunt!  We are thankful to all of law enforcement for their courage and perseverance in the search. Since the capture of Eric… Read more

The Rev. Frank A. Nickel Jr., November 2014

We received word today of the Rev. Frank A. Nickel Jr.’s passing.  A retired Elder of the EPA Conference, he died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  He is survived by his… Read more

Copyright Infringement Alert to Eastern PA Conference Churches

Recently there have been a number of claims of copyright infringement involving EPA Conference churches and organizations. The explosion of the Internet makes it easier to create works of copyright… Read more

The Rev. John Nelson Roberts, November 2014

The Rev. John Nelson Roberts, a retired full member of the EPA Conference, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 80 years of age. During his 43 year of ministry… Read more

October 2014 Financial Update

Conference Budget – Schedules A & B Please reference Schedule A and Schedule B for a summary of the conference budget through October 2014. As a result of the faithful… Read more

Register ASAP for Mid-Winter Clergy & Spouse Retreat

Early registration ends Nov. 29 for the 2015 Midwinter Retreat for Clergy (elders, deacons, local pastors) and their Spouses, who will gather Jan. 13-15, 2015 in Ocean City, Md. Once… Read more

23 UM scholarships awarded to EPA Conference students

Nearly two dozen students in our conference will be aided in their academic pursuits by gifts to Special Sunday offerings and other funds administered by the denomination’s Higher Education and… Read more